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w. bush and bill clinton will join president obama at a memorial for nelson mandela next week as south africa mourns its former president's death. crowds outside his johannesburg home are singing their tributes. ♪ hundreds of people of all ages and colors are leaving candles, flowers, stuffed animals and balloons at the home of the civil rights icon. nelson mandela died thursday. he was 95 years old. when you talk about civil rights icons, the conversation ultimately turns to dr. martin luther king jr. well, dr. king never met nelson mandela. he did keep close tabs on the fight for equality in south africa. martin luther king iii said his constant fight for equality personified what me and my father often said, "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." martin luther king iii joining me now. i'm quoting your dad. this is bringing so many people of all walks to reflect ton a giant man's life and the market that he left. >> yes, it is. he personified more than anything else and taught us the power of forgiveness. love and forgiveness was the essence of nelson mand
. information on how president obama and his president saysors will be kept safe, that is coming up next. >> memorial and funeral services are said to be the largest gathering for an international diplomat ever. security and transportation are likely to be logistical challenges. many say that the 2010 soccer cup in south africa was a success. so secure think the time around should also be feasible. joining me by phone to discuss this is reid epstein, "politico's" white house reporter. reid, it is confirmed the white house did send over a secret service team immediately when it was confirmed the president would be heading there. what are you learning? >> caller: deb, as soon as the mandela news broke, the white house sent secret service and military chiefs to south africa to start getting ready for the president's arrival. they are working with secret service officers who are based both in south africa and rome, who had been coordinating for months answers years with the south africans preparing for the services after man dell why's death knowing that u.s. president would want to be one t
. cortizone-10. feel the heal. president obama goes on the offensive today to try to revive his signature health care reform law. the obama team spent weeks playing defense over the disastrous debut of the website. next hour he kicks off a new campaign to highlight the benefits of the affordable care act. the administration plans daily events through december 23rd but convincing young people to sign up for obama care may be a tough sell. according to a brand-new gallup poll, americans aged 18 to 29 are the least familiar with the health care law. this is the main group, by the way, an the administration needs toe attract to make the whole system work. call it crisis management on a global scale. vice president biden is on a mission to ease tensions between china and japan. he and the new u.s. ambassador to japan, caroline kennedy sat down with japan's deputy prime minister taro aso today. hot on the agenda, how to handle the defense zone chooen has over the sea. he was deeply concerned over the actions. >> the u.s. has an interest in lowering the tensions in this region as
. >> reporter: good morning, carol. this is a push that president obama is beginning today and is going to take place over the next few weeks. he will be trying to focus not on the website, which still has some issues, although it's doing better, but focus instead on his signature health care program. and then what we're going to see, starting tomorrow, is an emphasis each day on what the white house feels are some of the best selling points, consumer selling points for this program. tomorrow, for instance, is going to be preventive care. thursday, they will focus on pre-existing conditions that insurance companies now must cover folks for. still, of course, there are some problems with the website. the administration had said that they expected the capacity to be at 50,000 yesterday. 50,000 users could use it at the same time. turns out it really topped out somewhere between 30,000 and 40,000. some of those problems still being acknowledged by the white house. here is what jay carney said. >> i think that we're not done with the work that needs to be done on that website, but we have, i think,
's shifting focus back to the economy and the middle class and trying to move past the problems with the obama care website. those problems, however, could make things tough for some democrats up for re-election in the coming reyear. congressman debbie wasserman schultz, "for the next generation, wake-up call to solving the nation's problems" and chair of the democratic national committee joining us today. thanks very much for coming in. you argue the democrats should not run away from the affordable care act, in fact they should be proud of the affordable care act but plenty of democrats nervous about the obama care website and problems that have been caused by it could hurt their chances of re-election or election? >> more than just arguing that they shouldn't run away, i'm arguing, and believe, that democrats through next year's election will be able to run on the affordable care act and its benefits as an advantage. >> what if it's not working? >> but is it working. >> what if the numbers aren't there million healthy young people who need to get insurance to subsidize older, sicker people?
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until early next week when tens of thousands of mourner, expected to pack a johannesburg soccer stadium for a public memorial service. white house official tells cnn that the administration is working on plans for president obama to be part of that huge crowd. then starting on the sixth day after his death, mandela is expected to lie in-state for three days in the government's seat of pretoria. it's the same place he took his oath of office as president in 1994. public visitation may be limited to daylight hours, and long lines are expected. plans then call for mandela's body to be flown by military r aircraft to his ancestral home in the eastern cape. the casket will be ferried by gun carriage to the village of punu and on the tenth day under a large day and under heavy security, thousands of mourners, including dozens of heads of state, will attend a state funeral that will be broadcast to many millions worldwide. and at night a few hundred family members and friends will bury mandela in a ceremony according to custom will be like a homecoming. so over these ten days of mourning, yo
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